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Take a lap around the State of Hockey with me, Jackson Boline, as we recap the past few days of High School Hockey!

Jackson Boline, 2018 Herb Brooks Award Winner, will take you on a lap around the State of Hockey recapping the previous night’s high school action.

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Welcome to the Let’s Play Hockey Morning Skate. I’m Jackson Boline and we are going to take a lap around the state of hockey to recap 72 games that were played on Thursday night!

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#3 Hill-Murray 2, #2 Edina 1

Let’s start in Girls class AA where there was a lot of great action on Thursday but none as big as #2 ranked Edina played host to #3 ranked Hill-Murray, these two teams are both undefeated heading into this tilt. 

Two Freshman, got the scoring started in the first period…Audrey Davis struck first for the Hornets, but Pioneers Elliana Engelhardt answered evenening the score at one-a-piece. 

Just under four minutes into the third period, University of St. Thomas commit Chloe Boreen scored the eventual game-winning goal to give Hill-Murray the win and take down higher-ranked Edina. Hill-Murray’s goalie and Dartmouth College commit Grace Zhan stood tall in net stopping 28 of 29 shots she faced. The Pioneers will host Class A #9 Ranked, South St. Paul on Saturday.  

#8 Stillwater 7, #14 Forest Lake 0

We skate on over to Forest Lake where the #14 ranked Rangers hosted #8 ranked Stillwater for a top 20 battle. 

The Ponies’ three first period goals from Providence commit Josephine Lang, and two from Brooke Nelson were the start of a dominant game from Stillwater, scoring three more in the second and another in the third. Brooke Nelson, who is committed to South Dakota State, had a hat trick Tuesday, giving her 6 on the season and 11 points in five games. Ohio State University commit Josie St. Martin had four points, all coming from helpers in the win. Lily Timmons saved all 12 she faced, improving her record to 2-2-0 on the young season. 

#17 Eden Prairie 2, #9 Holy Family 2 

#17 ranked Eden prairie’s Tegan Swanson and #9 ranked Holy Family’s Kayla Swartout each had 35 saved in the 2-2 tie Tuesday night in a top 20 tilt. 

Eagles freshman Ella Pinnow’s late goal with just a couple minutes remaining in the final frame sent the two teams to extra hockey but neither team found the back of the net. 

Addy Cowan led both teams with two points, a goal and assist in the game, bringing her season total to two goals and three assist. 

#16 Lakeville South 1, Rosemount Irish 1

Let’s take a shift over to Rosemount where the Irish play host to #16 ranked Lakeville South. Rosemount had their eyes on an upset leading in the third period 1-0 scored by senior Cece Hanson, but Lakeville South answered a few minutes after as Josie Grossman netted her sixth of the year to tie the game at one. These two teams couldn’t find a winner in extra time, ending with a one to one tie.  Claire Bronson and Natalie Kendhammer were both brick walls in net as Bronson made 29 saves for the Cougars, and Kendhammer had 30 for the Irish in the tie. 

#15 Farmington 2, Shakopee 0

#15 ranked Farmington’s junior netminder Addison Moudry was lights out as she stopped all 34 shots she faced in the Tigers win over Shakopee two to zero. 

Freshman Layla Garofalo and senior Morgan Mitchell both found the net for Farmington in the win and Shakopee’s Brooke Frey stopped 22 shots on 23 shots, not including the empty net goal. 

In other AA action on Tuesday…

Jessica Eykyn who has 12 points through six games had a hattrick for Mankato East in their 4-1 win over Rochester Century/john marshall. 

Ayla Puppe had a monster night for #10 ranked Northfield scoring four goals and one assist in the Raiders 7-0 win over Blake. Abby Kasal tallied three points, scoring a goal, with two helpers. Macy Mueller stopped all 18 shots she faced for her third shutout already on the young season. 

Eastview squeezed out a close game over Apple Valley 2-1 the score. Lila Hanson had 25 saved for Eastview in the win and Finley Engfer stopped 25 of 27 in the loss. Scoring for the Lighting was Ella Schaefer and Sari Cords. Getting the lone goal for Apple Valley came off the stick Makayla Gore. 

Avery Achterkirch had the hats flying as she scored three goals and added a helper for a four point night in Rogers 5-2 win over Buffalo. 

Mali Carlson, Ashley Wagenbach, and Addison Nolander all had three points..a goal and two assist, in #13 ranked Lakeville North’s 6-0 win over Eagan. 

Osseo/Park Center traveled the Parade Ice Garden for a tilt against Minneapolis. Two goals in the third period from Gabby Edlund and Maya Anderson secured a 4-1 win for Osseo/Park Center on Tuesday. 

#1 ranked Minnetonka took down Chaska/Chanhassen 13 to 0 Tuesday. Minnesota-Duluth Ellie Zakrajsheck had a massive night scoring three goals and two assist for five points. She now has seven points in six games this season. Bemidji State University commit Ashlyne Hazlett stoped all five shots she faced to complete her first shutout this year for the skippers. 

A two goal third period paid dividends for Park of Cottage Grove in a tight 3-2 win over North St. Paul/Titan. Lauren Osland scored the game winning goal, she had five on the season. 

#17 Willmar 2, Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 1

We make a shift to Class A action on Tuesday and there may not be a better game to start with than #17 ranked Willmar facing Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato. This was a battle of the goalies as this game took extra time to find a winner, when the Cardinals, Chloe Lownsbury netted the game-winner 2-1. 

Janelle Quast stopped 37 of 39 in the loss and Erin Eilers had 35 saves in the overtime win. 

#8 Mound Westonka/SWC 2, #1 Holy Angels 5

top-ranked Holy Angels hosted #8 ranked Mound Westonka/Southwest Christian on Tuesday.

The Stars two goals from Marci Jung, and Haper Poehling propelled them to a 5-2 win over the White Hawks. 

Marci Jung and Bella LaMere each had two goals in the winning effort. 

Anoka 1, Hutchinson 1 

Anoka’s Annika Olson and Hutchinson’s Kaiden Fitterer both had 26 saves in a 1-1 tie. It took two periods for either team to score, when Jolynn Hauan scored for Hutch, and Leah Amsler for Anoka. 

Visitation 2, #12 Breck 6

Taylor Hall had three points, one goals and two helpers, in a 6-2 win over Visitation. It was a close 3-2 game heading into the third period after a late Charlotte Ferguson second period goal for Visitation, but Breck added three goals from Maggie Wallander, Taylor Hall, and Torrin Luoma to secure a 6-2 win. 

#14 Albert Lea 3, Owatonna 1

After a scoreless first period, #14 ranked Albert Lea added two goals one from Hannah Austinson in the second frame which would inevitably be the deciding factor in a 3-1 win over Owatonna on Tuesday. Senior goalie Rachel Doppelhammer stopped 24 of 25 in Albert Lea’s 3-1 win. Doppelhammer is now 5-1 on the season in net, sporting a goals against average of 1.47, and save percentage of .920. She could be a goalie to watch as the season continues for senior goalie of the year.

#20 New Ulm 0, Marshall 1

Marshal completed a top 20 ranked upset, shutting out New Ulm 1-0. Paige Christianson saved all 18 shots she faced in the win while Ava Brennan saved 27 of 28 in the loss. Mia Wichmann scored the lone goal in the contest. 

In other Class A action on Tuesday, Duluth Marshall took down Pine City Area 6-0, Princeton/Big Lake/Becker was shutout by Waconia 6-0, Mankato West routed Austin 9-3, #10 ranked River Lakes took down Northern Lakes 5-0, Rochester Mayo shutout Winona 3-0, #15 ranked Delano/Rockford completed a AA win with a 3-1 win over Hopkins/Park, and Waseca shutout Fairmont in a 7-0 win. 

Top-ranked Minnetonka continued their early season dominance Thursday night with a 7-0 win over Stillwater. The Skippers got a pair of goals from Hagen Burrows and a goal and two assists from Javon Moore, who now has 13 points in three games. Minnetonka is off to a 3-0 start and has outscored opponents 25-3 and outshot them 115-38.

No. 4 Rogers got four goals from sophomore Cole Bumgarner in a 6-2 win Over #12 Moorhead. The Royals outshot the Spuds 43-18 and improved to 3-0 while the Spuds fell to 1-3. Moorhead’s three losses have come against No.2 Wayzata, No. 3 Edina and now No. 4 Rogers.

No. 5 Hill-Murray erased a 3-1 deficit against No. 17 Eden Prairie with late goals by Riley Zupfer and Jackson Reeves to send the game into overtime. Reeves’ goal, his second of the period, came with just 28 seconds left.  In overtime the Pioneers’ Boden Sampair netted the game winner to give the Pioneers a season-opening win. The Pioneers will host Hermantown on Saturday. Hermantown is currently ranked No. 2 in Class A.

In other Class AA action, No. 8 Chanhassen won their second straight after getting off to an 0-2 start with a 6-1 win over Prior Lake. The Storm got goals from six different players and their top line of Gavin Uhlenkamp, Caden Lee and Jack Christ each had a goal. Uhlenkamp and Christ both added three assists and Lee added two assists. Owen Beusgens, Andy Earl and  Alex Jensen also had goals for Chan, who improved to 2-2 after also defeating Shakopee 6-1 on Tuesday.

Speaking of Shakopee, the No. 13 Sabres took on Chaska and won handily 8-2 to improve to 3-1 on the young season.

No. 9 Maple Grove got goals from nine different players in a 9-0 win over Anoka.

No. 11 Andover got their second win of the season with a 9-4 victory over Robbinsdale Armstrong. Senior Crosby Perry had two goals and three assists and Brooks Cogswell had a goal and three assists to lead the Huskies.

Unranked Lakeville South got a hat trick from Jackson Ernst and three assists from Will Kortan as they beat No. 19 Champlin Park. Champlin outshot the Cougars 43-19, but Lakeville netminder Brooks Currie made 42 saves.

Another upset occurred when Rosemount scored five unanswered goals to overtake No. 7 White Bear Lake at the TCO Sports Garden. The Bears scored two first-period goals and controlled play early on, but the Irish scored three second-period goals including two short-handed goals within 1:08 of eachother Eli Lewis and Christian Garrity to give them a lead they would not relinquish. Rosemount improved to 2-1 with wins against No. 7 White Bear Lake and No. 8 Chanhassen. Their lobe loss came against top-ranked Minnetonka, so expect the Irish to make an appearance in the rankings next week.

In other Class AA scores, #14 Duluth East shut out Bemidji 4-0 and No. 18 Grand Rapids squeezed by Duluth Marshall 3-2 and a big upset as unranked Eastview defeats No. 6 St. Thomas Academy 4-1.

In Class A hockey, No. 11 Monticello got four goals from Landen Scherber and two goals and two assists from Roman Thompson in a 10-0 win over Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato. Ashton Stoll also scored twice for the Moose who improved to 2-1 and outshot the Dragons 54-16.

No. 19 Little Falls, coming off a big win over No. 8 Alexandria on Tuesday, countered with a 7-3 win over Princeton Thursday. Carter and Ryan Oothoudt each had three points, as did Gavin Lindberg. Joey Welinski added a pair of goals as the Flyers improved to 2-1 with their lone loss coming to Monticello.

No. 8 Alexandria skated to a 2-2 tie with Brainerd thanks to a late goal by Gavin Olson to tie the game and send it into overtime, which ended scoreless in an evenly played game where Alexandria outshot Brainerd 26-23.

No. 14 Northern Lakes got a pair of goals from Taylor Berg to beat No. 16 Fergus Falls. And No. 6 Northfield escaped a close battle with a 4-3 win over Rochester Century/John Marshall. Jake Geiger scored the game-winner with just over three minutes to play. 

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Well, that’s a lap, folks. I am Jackson Boline. Thanks for joining me and be sure to tune in again on Friday morning as we take another lap around the state of hockey. You can find us on Twitter and Facebook and of course at www.letsplayhockey.com.